Spicewood Homes For Sale
Spicewood, Texas is a small community in Burnet County, located alongside the northern banks of Lake Travis. Home of country music legend Willie Nelson, Spicewood is a hub for touring the Texas Hill Country, wildflowers, and the Texas Wine Trail. Many homes for sale in Spicewood are listed in the millions and offer waterfront or water view lots.
Spicewood’s first post office opened in 1899, and the town likely was named for the Spicewood (Sassafras) timber on nearby Little Cypress Creek. Some residents claim direct lineage from 19th century settlers, with land deeds originating from the Republic of Texas and Spanish land grants. Nearby small communities utilized the Spicewood post office, but as they declined in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many residents turned to Spicewood as the focus of community life. Today, Spicewood is home to about 10,000 residents.
Properties in Spicewood
Homes for sale in Spicewood are often luxury homes, with many offering water views and even lakefront living. Natural surroundings are a main focus in this beautiful hill country area, with large lots and plentiful trees the norm.
Spicewood, Texas is 22 miles northwest of Austin and nine miles southeast of Marble Falls. It is in southeastern Burnet and western Travis Counties, one mile north of State Highway 71, and its zip code is 78669.
Spicewood is in the Marble Falls Independent School District, the Lake Travis Independent School District, and the Johnson City Independent School District.
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The prime recreational activities of Spicewood are in relation to Lake Travis. Pace Bend Park offers various activities such as hiking, biking, camping, and fishing. With more than nine miles of Lake Travis shoreline, the park features high, limestone cliffs and rocky coves on its west end, along with an interior wildlife preserve. Krause Springs, a 115-acre property on the National Registry of Historical Sites, is considered one of the most beautiful swimming holes in Texas. A hidden oasis in the hill country, it has been privately owned by the Krause Family for over 50 years and features 32 springs, with several feeding a manmade pool and a natural pool that flows into Lake Travis. There is also a rope swing, sunbathing rocks, waterfalls, and a hidden grotto, plus guests can stroll through the Butterfly Gardens. Muleshoe Bend offers a 6.5-mile mountain bike trail, horseback riding, camping, and picnicking. Try the ecologically conscious and physically thrilling Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, and soar above old growth cedar trees in a beautiful natural setting.
- Briar Cliff Marina
- Lakeway Marina
Wineries and Vineyards
- Spicewood Vineyards
- Stone House Vineyard
- McReynold’s Wines
See Texas Hill Country Wineries for more information.
The Pedernales Golf Club, owned by Willie Nelson, is a beautiful nine-hole course spanning the hilltops near the Pedernales River.Blue Lake Golf Course also offers a 9-hole course, and Hidden Falls Golf Club in nearby Marble Falls offers an 18-hole championship golf course.
Shopping and Restaurants
Cuvee Coffee Roasting Company has been providing independent coffee houses and coffee enthusiasts with sustainable artisan blends, single origin, and estate coffees since 1998. Roastery tours and cuppings are available in their Spicewood locale, as are wholesale business hours.
Opie’s Barbecue is a popular spot to indulge in brisket, sausage, sweet and spicy ribs, and other traditional Texas barbecue fare.
Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse offers live music and great entertainment, plus burgers, beer, and more. Poodie was Willie Nelson’s longtime stage manager before passing, and Poodie’s has hosted such music legends as Willie Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Freddy Powers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, Toby Keith, Kevin Fowler, Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Billy Bob Thornton, and Gary P. Nunn.
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